Sunday, May 15, 2011

Goat Watching At The Simple Farm

Farm life is a full live.  I've discovered over the past sixteen months that it's a good, hard, rewarding life that isn't for the faint-hearted.

 Lately, I've found myself a tad faint-hearted.  Two of our dairy goats are due anytime and supposedly 50% of the time one has to help the process of kidding.

I become faint-hearted every time I think about gloving up and gently inserting one finger then two and then my hole hand possibly up to my elbow - into my doe - so that I can rearrange tangled kids.  At one time or another, every dairy goat owner has to blindly figure out what head goes with what feet or if what is being felt are hocks or knees.  I forgot that I signed up for this experience when we made the investment in dairy goats.

Another thing that makes me faint-hearted is that all this is possible at 2 a.m.  We anticipate our first farm kidding with Miss Storm.

 Very pregnant Miss Storm.

Stay tuned for what happens at The Simple Farm.

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